Goal and Learning Outcomes

Autoimmune diseases are a group of more than 80 disorders in which one’s adaptive immune system attacks itself (Medline Plus, 2022). Autoimmune diseases can be localized or systemic and are the third most prominent group of disorders with varying etiologies (Angum et al., 2020; Desai & Brinton, 2019). Females are twice as likely to experience an autoimmune disorder when compared to males (Angum et al., 2020). This educational activity will focus on rheumatic autoimmune diseases (i.e., affecting the joints, muscles, or fibrous tissue) as this is the most prevalent autoimmune specialty. Other common autoimmune diseases and some rare disorders treated by other specialists will also be discussed.
The goal of this course is to provide nurses, health educators, dietitians, and occupational therapists with an introduction to autoimmune disease causes, treatment, and overall management.

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Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.